Fiddle solo, Decca or London label, unknown - piano. This recording was reissued on an LP, the Irish Phonograph, which is now out of print, and I only have a dub of it, so can't supply discographical information. The second reel is the first commercial recording of a composition of Ed Reavy, famous Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler/composer. His title for it was the Hunter's House; innumerable recordings over the years have tunes simply titled "Reavy's," though. Reavy was good friends with the great Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman, who recorded one of Ed's tunes, Lad O'Bierne's Hornpipe, in 1944, on a disc made for radio broadcast. Lad O'Bierne was the son of one of Coleman's inspirations back home, fiddler Phillip O'Bierne, who Coleman also honored in the title of one of his reels on 78.
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I purchased this LP back in the 1970s. It is undoubtably Sean Maguires greatest recording. He was accompanied by Eileen Lane, a very accomplished pianist. Of all of his recordings this stands out for his technique, style and feeling in the tunes. I would as far as to say that Coleman, Peoples, Morrison etc can not match this brilliance. I hope his early 78s are re-released. He deserves full respect for unique talent. His music towers above the rest. Gone but not forgotten. As Scott Skinner stated, 'Talent does what it can: genius does what it must'